[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 127 (Tuesday, July 2, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 39587-39588]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15751]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

23 CFR Parts 1200, 1205, 1206, 1250, 1251, 1252, 1313, 1335, 1345, 
1350

[Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0001]
RIN 2127-AL30; RIN 2127-AL29


Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Interim final rule; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: NHTSA is extending through September 30, 2013, the period for 
interested persons to submit comments to its Interim Final Rule that 
that established new uniform procedures governing the implementation of 
State highway safety grant programs as amended by the Moving Ahead for 
Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

DATES: The comment period for the interim final rule published January 
23, 2013, at 78 FR 4986, is reopened. Comments must be received by 
September 30, 2013. Comments received after that date will be 
considered to the extent possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments to NHTSA may be submitted using any one of 
the following methods:
     Mail: Send comments to: Docket Management Facility, M-30, 
U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
     Fax: Written comments may be faxed to (202) 493-2251.
     Internet: To submit comments electronically, go to the 
U.S. Government regulations Web site at http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Hand Delivery: If you plan to submit written comments by 
hand or courier, please do so at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    Whichever way you submit your comments, please remember to identify 
the docket number of this document within your correspondence. You may 
contact the docket by telephone at (202) 366-9324. Note that all 
comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

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    Privacy Act: Please note that anyone is able to search the 
electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the 
name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, 
if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477) or you may visit 
http://dms.dot.gov.
    Docket: All documents in the dockets are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Publicly available docket materials are 
available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy 
at the Docket Management Facility, M-30, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC. The Docket Management Facility is 
open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For program issues: Dr. Mary D. 
Gunnels, Associate Administrator, Regional Operations and Program 
Delivery, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Telephone 
number: (202) 366-2121; Email: Maggi.Gunnels@dot.gov. For legal issues: 
Ms. Jin Kim, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Telephone number: (202) 366-
1834; Email: Jin.Kim@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 23, 2013 (78 FR 4986), NHTSA 
published an interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register that 
established new uniform procedures governing the implementation of 
State highway safety grant programs as amended by the Moving Ahead for 
Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). It also reorganized and 
amended existing requirements to implement the provisions of MAP-21. In 
the notice, NHTSA established a deadline of April 23, 2013 for 
submission of written comments and stated that the agency would publish 
a notice responding to any comments received and, if appropriate, amend 
provisions of the regulation.
    The notice was issued as an IFR to provide timely guidance about 
the application procedures for national priority safety program grants 
in fiscal year 2013 and all Chapter 4 highway safety grants beginning 
in fiscal year 2014. Since the publication of the IFR, States have 
submitted their fiscal year 2013 applications (March 25, 2013), and 
States are preparing their fiscal year 2014 applications which are due 
July 1, 2013. In order to ensure that interested parties, especially 
States, have adequate time to comment on the IFR, NHTSA is extending 
the comment period until September 30, 2013. This extension will 
provide States with an additional opportunity to comment on the IFR 
based on their experience submitting applications for two fiscal years' 
grants. We encourage States and interested parties to submit any 
additional comments that will help the agency address concerns about 
the IFR.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on: June 25, 2013 under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.95; 49 CFR 501.8(g).
Brian McLaughlin,
Senior Associate Administrator, Traffic Injury Control, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-15751 Filed 7-1-13; 8:45 am]
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